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    IEW to Classical Composition transition?

    So I am thinking through the next few years of homeschooling, and my rapidly-growing 5th grader will be in upper school before I know it. He was in 1st grade just the other day, and those upper school years seemed so far away. But alas, they are approaching, and I think I would like to buy one single curriculum package by then. I have always pieced together what I thought was the best from a variety of sources, and maybe I will continue to do that in the future, but it gets tiring trying to keep track of so many different schedules and lesson plans. Plus, I am seeing the beauty in the simplicity of all the MP materials I have. I am completely happy with everything that we use from MP. Anyway, I think by 7th grade, I would like to be able to buy a whole package. With that said, I wondered if anyone can comment on making an IEW to Classical Composition transition. At the conference, I received a teacher's guide to the fable stage, and have been looking through it. I see some similarities between the two programs, and some differences. My oldest has been using IEW for 2 years, and has done really well with it. Would he need to start over at the fable stage if we wanted to switch, or could he simply switch to the book suited for his grade level once he reached 7th grade?

    Thank you!

    Melissa

    Cincinnati, OH

    DS- 10, DD- almost 9, DS- almost 7
    Using MP for Literature, Science, Poetry, Geography, Classical Studies, and a few other things I am forgetting at the moment...

    #2
    Melissa,

    You would want to start in Fable, as the program is cumulative....you learn the first set of routines and skills that are then built upon in Narrative and beyond. So it is best to begin at the beginning. For older students, you can move a bit faster and seek to cover two books in each year, and MP offers a LP to do that faster pace as well. My daughter is going into eighth, and I am starting her on it, and she will simply do two books each year.

    There is no real transition necessary from IEW to CC. The experience he has will smply make his ability to complete the assignments better for having good writing experience thus far.


    AMDG,
    Sarah
    2020-2021
    16th Year HSing; 10th Year with MP
    DD, 19, Homeschool grad; college sophomore
    DS, 16
    DD, 14
    DD, 12
    DD, 10
    DD, 8
    DD, 6
    +DS+
    DS, 2

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      #3
      Thanks Sarah! You mentioned an accelerated lesson plan. Where did you find that?

      Melissa

      Cincinnati, OH

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        #4
        Go to the Classical Core Curriculum link on the left of the main homepage. Scroll down to the bottom, and you will see the lesson plans link. Click that, and scroll down to Writing and Grammar. The accelerated plans are there....just look carefully!

        AMDG,
        Sarah
        2020-2021
        16th Year HSing; 10th Year with MP
        DD, 19, Homeschool grad; college sophomore
        DS, 16
        DD, 14
        DD, 12
        DD, 10
        DD, 8
        DD, 6
        +DS+
        DS, 2

        Comment

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